Poster for Amal

Summer 2008 Summer Films series

Sunday, June 29, 2008 at 8:00pm

Acadia Cinema's Al Whittle Theatre
450 Main Street, Wolfville, NS

Directed by Richie Mehta

Screenplay by Richie Mehta and Shaun Mehta

Starring Vik Sahay, Seema Biswas, Naseeruddin Shah, Koel Purie, Rupinder Nagra, and Roshan Seth

Rated NR · 1h 41m
English and Hindi

Amal, a multi-layered portrait of contemporary India, follows Amal, an auto-rickshaw driver in New Delhi, India, who is content with his small but vital role in life. One day he drives an eccentric billionaire, G. K. Jayaram, who, disguised as a vagabond, is searching the streets for the last morsel of humanity, and someone he can leave all his money to, and Amal’s life may change forever. Amal serves up a visual feast for audiences.

Filmed on location in New Delhi, this modern day fable asks the important question of what success means to each individual and ultimately reveals that the poorest of people are sometimes the richest.